The Facebook ‘Smut’ List goes Viral

Cyberbullying has reached new lows as schools in Westchester, New York and Greenwich, Connecticut are dealing with the fallout from a Facebook group known as the “smut list” that went viral. Police are investigating the incident in which the names of about 100 high school girls, some as young as 14, were ranked according to their alleged sexual activity. The list received over 7,000 fans in only a day, though Facebook has since removed the page.

In our experience it is often not long before similar activities start up in Australia.  Forewarned is forearmed and we see this as a function of this site.   This  information and video will allow you to have a conversation with your daughters and sons if you feel it is appropriate or simply to be aware of the way social media can be used.

http://moms.today.com/_news/2011/03/21/6312827-smut-list-the-latest-in-cyber-bullying

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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